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Sub Woofer works but it won't when hooked up to the receiver

I have a Pioneer VSX-D409 receiver and when I hook up the sub it will only work when I change the sound effects to Expanded, even then it is not very loud, I have the sub hooked up to the sub pre amp out, is there some setting in the receiver that I have to change to be able to use the sub when listening to regular stereo playback, forgot to mention I am not using this receiver for 5.1 just stereo playback.

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  • jankura Jun 24, 2009

    kewl, now I just need to get the remote that I can't find.....why don't they just put a menu button on the receiver

  • Dave Jansen
    Dave Jansen Apr 18, 2013

    I have the same unit and the Sub woofer will not operate on the tuner. You need to turn on dolby surround or a DSP mode. If you have larger speakers to run, you can use them, and set your front speakers to large; that will do it.

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Yes, go to your menu then setup then speakers then subwoofer, it's probably in "LFE" it should give you the option of Sub, LFE, or Both. that should do the trick. Also check the crossover point and season to taste. While your at it; there should also be a setting for speaker level, toggle down to sub and adjust the sub out level, it's probably at it's minimum setting. Hope this helps

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